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Kristyn Kowalski(She/Her/Hers)

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Panic attacks / panic disorder- Anxiety -Social anxiety-Phobias & fears-Adjustment difficulties & disorders-

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Professional statement

Kristyn Kowalski is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in North Attleboro, MA. Kristyn specializes in treating anxiety disorders. She has additional training in working with clients who suffer from anxiety and OCD. Many of her clients’ thoughts interrupt their daily lives. They find themselves ruminating to the point of distraction at work, inability to sleep, or disconnection in their relationships. Their energy gets spent on considering “what if” and they are overly worried about how everyone else perceives them. These preoccupations get in the way of feeling relaxed, so they feel stressed and emotionally exhausted.

Kristyn helps her clients find relief from their overwhelming thoughts. She teaches them relaxation techniques that can be useful in moments of panic. These techniques can include deep breathing or visualization. Kristyn practices Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, so clients get an opportunity to practice these techniques in sessions with Kristyn’s support as they gradually expose themselves to their stressors. Kristyn also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and helps clients examine their thought patterns around their anxiety. Clients learn how to decrease the thought patterns that lead to heightened anxiety and replace them with compassionate, calm thoughts. Kristyn uses Motivational Interviewing to guide clients towards making healthy changes in their lives, limiting the impact that their anxiety has on their daily routines.

Kristyn is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. She has over eight years of experience supporting clients through various life situations, mental health conditions, and treatment goals. She is a calm, kind therapist who strives to support clients as they go along their mental health journey.


Message to clients

Do you find yourself overcome with anxiety, worry, or stress? You may feel stuck in your own head, driven to perform repetitive behaviors, think negative "what-if" thoughts, or replay social situations in your mind, critiquing what you said and overanalyzing how everyone else responded. Are you ready to make a change? If so, allow me to guide you in shifting your mind from being your arch enemy to your powerful ally. My clients and I work together as a team. We will talk about the negative thinking patterns affecting you the most, and strategies to change them so that you can breathe a sigh of relief as you feel their grip on you loosen.

My clients also learn techniques to calm their minds and relax their bodies for immediate and long-term relief. Practicing these tools between sessions ensures that you are developing new healthy habits to support lasting change. By using strategies based on scientific research, we will work together to form new pathways and actually change your brain!

If you are tired of feeling stuck and are ready to take that first step toward feeling better, contact me today. Change starts from within, and I look forward to guiding you in that process.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


Bridgewater State University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Counseling, 2017
Roger Williams University, Masters in Clinical Psychology, 2014
Salve Regina University, Bachelors in Psychology, 2012

Licensure

Massachusetts: 11435-MH-CC - Rhode Island: MHC01074

Languages

English

Specialties

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Accepting new clients ages 16 and older:

*In-person: Tu (10am, 11), Wed (10am, 11, 12pm)

*Virtual: Mon (9am, 11, 12pm), Thur (9am, 10), Fri (9am, 10)

*Available times listed are approximate.


Insurance

Kristyn Kowalski is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$165 (60min)
  • Initial session:$315 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month